NEAS Senior Environmental Project Manager - 13287

North West
Penrith , Preston , Warrington
Lutra House, Ghyll Mount, Richard Fairclough House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Procurement and Contracts Management
We require a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our national team. In this role you’ll use your creative problem solving abilities to help deliver the national FCRM programme and Area objectives. The role provides environmental project management to enable delivery of Environment Agency risk projects and strategies, which meet national and international standards. In addition, you will provide expert advice on environmental and sustainability issues to our internal clients to ensure projects and programmes meet wider Environment Agency objectives and compliance.
National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) works with the Flood and Coastal Risk Management teams to help protect against flooding and minimise the risks caused by any floods that do occur. The work we do directly and in partnership with others ensures our actions reduce flood risk and also provide environmental and social benefits.
Educated to degree level, a relevant post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential.

You'll have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external partners. We are always looking at good practice from other sectors and so experience in the water industry is not essential, if you have valuable experience to offer. For the senior positions, you will also

• Be able to show where you’ve worked with others to deliver environmental success
• Have experience reviewing statutory environmental statements, and SEAs and co-ordination of statutory EIA
• Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of different technical areas of expertise, such as habitats regulations, planning or environmental design
• Has obtained or be working towards Full or Chartered Membership of your professional institution (e.g. IEMA or CIWEM)
There will be regular travel across the region and occasional overnight stays. The base office will be Warrington with significant opportunity to work in and from other offices in the North West.

For further information please contact Mark Nagy on 020 302 51368, or by email on

26/01/2020, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Demonstrates ability to influence a project design to deliver social and environmental outcomes. Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Environmental Awareness
Appreciates the impact that development activities have on a range of environmental receptors and identifies ways to protect and preserve the environment for the future. Understands wider environmental issues and how they relate to our works and activities.
Programme and Project Management
Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost effectively. Works within teams and confident in applying EIA processes with limited supervision, for standard projects.
Legislative Knowledge
Has a broad understanding of environmental legislation relevant to development projects, including UK EIA process, legislation and standards and the wider regulatory regime. Able to screen projects for EIA and advise on basic environmental compliance.
Driving licence
Has obtained or be working towards Full or Chartered Membership of your professional institution (e.g. IEMA or CIWEM)
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

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